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February 6, 2021

Cicadas in TV and Movies

Filed under: Film — Dan @ 9:44 am

Tatooine

I was chatting with John Cooley of Cicadas @ UCONN, and he suggested a list of cicadas heard in TV and Movies — so here it is. If you have any to add, leave them in the comments.

The scene in Star Wars (1977) where C3PO and R2-D2 are walking through the desert.

Around 9 minutes in. It’s less apparent in recent versions of the film, but you can hear it in older versions. Neotibicen tibicen cicadas can be heard in the background.

The scene in Captain Marvel (2019) where Captain Marvel is outside at dusk on the farm

Around 1 hour 11 minutes into the film. You’ll hear a mix of cicadas including a Neotibicen pruinosus and Neotibien linnei.

More to come…

August 8, 2020

Cicada wing fan for cicada fans. Pretty cool (cooling)

Filed under: Pop Culture — Dan @ 7:39 am

Check out this cicada wing fan from ood design.

cicada wing fan

July 30, 2020

Southern Culture On The Skids – Cicada Rock 2020 (Brood IX)

Filed under: Brood IX | Music — Dan @ 9:11 pm

Southern Culture On The Skids released a cicada themed song for 2020: Cicada Rock 2020 (Brood IX). Enjoy!

July 12, 2020

Tibicina haematodes (Scopoli 1763) stamp from France

Filed under: France | Pop Culture | Tibicina — Tags: — Dan @ 3:29 pm

Here’s a Tibicina haematodes (Scopoli 1763) stamp from France:

Tibicina haematodes (Scopoli 1763) stamp from France

Tibicina haematodes (Scopoli 1763) stamp from France

Bladder cicada trading card

Filed under: Australia | Cystopsaltria | Pop Culture — Dan @ 3:25 pm

Bladder cicada trading card. Bladder cicadas (Genus Cystopsaltria) are found in Australia. Link to Dr. Popple’s website for more info.

Bladder cicada trading card. Bladder cicadas are found in Australia.

July 10, 2020

Cicada-themed Pokemon. Ninjask & Shedinja.

Filed under: Pop Culture — Dan @ 7:50 pm

Here’s some cicada-inspired Pokemon:

Ninjask:
Ninjask:

Ninjask:
Ninjask:

Shedinja:
Shedinja

Cicada Toys and Collectables

Filed under: Pop Culture | Video — Dan @ 7:40 pm

Some video and images of cicada toys and collectables. Enjoy.

Playlist of videos of a few of the items on this page and more:

Cicada click toy from Japan. Found in an antique store in Ohio:
Cicada click toy from Japan

A larger cicada click toy. I think I found this one on eBay:
Cicada click toy

Cicada clothes pins. I think Roy Troutman sent me these:
Cicada clothes pins

Cicada noise maker. Crank it and it makes a noise.
Cicada noise maker toy

Cicada face magnet. Found in eBay.
Cicada face magnet

Cicada whistle from Peru. I received this as a gift.
Cicada whistle from Peru

Plus cicada toys from Japan. Found on eBay. The black and green on is a Hyalessa maculaticollis.
Plush cicada toys from Japan

Cicada socks:
Cicada socks

Cicada spinner whistle:
Cicada Spinner Whistle

Carved Bamboo Cicada:
Carved Bamboo Cicada:

March 24, 2020

Two random cicada-related images

Filed under: Pop Culture — Dan @ 6:29 pm

Two random cicada-related images.

Various cicada ephemera, including a cicada pencil, fishing lures, keychains, pins, etc.:
Various cicada ephemera

A Seminingen — a character from the show Ultraman — and a Cicada Man bobble head.
Seminingen

Cicada Carousel Ride at the Brookfield Zoo

Filed under: Brood XIII | Pop Culture — Dan @ 6:04 pm

Cicada Carousel Ride at the Brookfield Zoo, in Brookfield, Illinois. 2007 in celebration of Brood XIII.

Cicada Carousel Ride at the Brookfield Zoo

Cicada Carousel Ride at the Brookfield Zoo

February 29, 2020

Neotibicen linnei photo by Tom Lehmkuhl

Filed under: Art | Cryptotympanini | Neotibicen | United States — Tags: — Dan @ 2:53 pm

Tom Lehmkuhl sent us this photo of an uninvited house guest, a Neotibicen linnei cicada.

Tom Lehmkuhl sent us this photo of an uninvited house guest (Neotibicen linnei).

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